The Common Law Admission Test, CLAT 2020 exam postponed to June 21, 2020, by the Consortium of NLU (National Law University). However, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country, CLAT 2020 exam has postponed and with this, the last date to apply for the exam has also been further extended to May 18, 2020 from earlier scheduled April 25, 2020.
CLAT is a national level law entrance exam, held for admission of eligible candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes – LLB, LLM, LLB 5 year integrated, etc courses offered by 22 NLU and other Law Institutes. CLAT 2020, which was earlier scheduled to be held on May 10, 2020, will now be held on June 21, 2020, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The CLAT 2020 exam postponement information was released at the the CLAT 2020 official website. The exact reason for the postponement was not revealed in the notification but one can make an educated guess that this is due to the lockdown situation in the country to combat COVID19 pandemic.
Candidates who are interested in appearing for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 examination can now apply at the CLAT official website, clat.ac.in and clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in. The CLAT 2020 exam application submission deadline is also extended from March 31 to April 25 and now it is May 18, 2020.
CLAT 2020 exam for UG Law programme admission will be held for 2 hours in the offline paper-and-pen mode of 150 marks. The new exam pattern for CLAT UG and CLAT PG is already shared in detail in our earlier posts. Also check CLAT 2020 revised dates, and more details below.
CLAT 2020 Exam Revised schedule
|Application Deadline||April 25, 2020|
|CLAT 2020 Examination||June 21, 2020|
|Uploading of Answer Keys||June 22, 2020|
|Inviting Objections||June 23, 2020|
|Last date for Objections||June 26, 2020|
|Notification of Final Answer Key||June 29, 2020|
|Declaration of Final Results||July 6, 2020|
CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria to appear for the CLAT 2020 UG Entrance exam is that the candidate should have cleared the 10+2 examination with a minimum of 45% (40% for SC/ST).
For CLAT PG Entrance exam, the candidate must have LL.B Degree or equivalent with a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST) of marks. There is no upper age limit to appear for the CLAT exam.
CLAT 2020 Application Fee
Candidates belonging to General category will have to pay Rs 4,500 to apply for the CLAT 2020 exam while for the SC and ST categories, the candidates have to pay Rs 3,500.
As a precautionary measure against Coronavirus, candidates should apply for this exam from their personal computers or mobile phones. If visiting a cyber cafe or doing it from a public computer is the only way to apply, then precautions for sanitising one’s hands before and after the usage of the computer and maintaining a social distance to protect from Coronavirus should be followed.
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